Remember Alf Temme, the California proprietor whom Microsoft sued last month over his misspelled "Hotmail" Web addresses? He bought domain names such as "" and "," then redirected clumsy-fingered Hotmail users to his company's Web site,, where he sells exorbitantly expensive exercise machines.

Though he freely admits to "typosquatting," as the practice is called, Temme was irked that Microsoft never sent him a cease-and-desist letter, instead making its first move in court. He has maintained that he would have surrendered the Web addresses and still would if Microsoft asked nicely.

Source- Hotmail typosquatter says Microsoft's $500K settlement offer is 'extortion'

heh heh, I thoght this was supposed to be illegal